3 Things You Should Know About Stratford

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If you’ve been looking at First National Mills & Gibbon real estate in Stratford, then there’s no denying that you love the outdoors. This region is home to those who love to climb, bike or hike and feel the richness of nature. There are some things an adventurer can do in this haven of nature. And its a one of a kind experience in all of New Zealand. Here are a few good things to know if you’re planning to visit, or live in the Taranaki Region.

Taranaki was voted as the 2nd best region in the world to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet.

This could be mainly because of how easy it is to live in this part of the world. The urban centres, thriving art & music scene, the rich culture of relaxed cafés, the exhilarating backdrop of the mountain and coastal lines, all encompass the beauty of the region. There’s something for everybody, and nothing else to ask for.

Egmont National Park is the best place for the adventurer.

This is where you’ll see the huge Mount Taranaki that offers a summit challenge that even the unexperienced climber can achieve. The park also houses rich rain forests, lush waterfalls, and mossy swamps. And despite high rainfall, the park receives 2110 hours of sunshine every year.

The Forgotten World Highway is a mysteriously memorable, 150-kilometre journey.

Built in the late 19th century, this road moves over four mountain saddles, then through a one-lane tunnel, and along a serpentine river gorge. It was built to give travellers awareness of the rich history of this route that links Taranaki to the Central North Island centres.

Excited already? These are just a few of the wonders this place holds. The only way to appreciate this corner of the world is to prepare your heart, and plan your days to experience Taranaki for a vacation, or for residency.